File Explorer

File Explorer


FX File Explorer version 4.0 is now available with a new Material Design UI!

FX File Explorer is a file manager with optional media, networking, cloud, and root capabilities. FX is designed to let you quickly and easily manage all content on your phone or tablet.

FX has no ads.

The free main module of FX File Explorer (this product) includes all file management features for working with files on your phone/tablet.

The "FX Plus" add-on adds media management, network (FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV) and cloud capabilities (Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box, SugarSync). The "Plus" add-on is a paid app (with a 7-day free trial).

The free "FX Root" add-on is for developers and knowledgeable enthusiasts who need to make changes as the root user.

General Features (included standard):

* Material Design.
* Productivity-oriented layout: The "Home Screen" shows bookmarks, storage, tools and (with FX+) media/network locations. You no longer have to wade through the garbage that apps store in the root folder of your SD card to get to the places you actually use.
* Dual pane mode and unlimited windows (quickly switch between different locations)
* Pinch-to-zoom in any "Explorer" window, zoom-in to see additional information about items
* Intuitive swipe-to-select gesture for managing multiple items (Slide finger horizontally across items to select/deselect them; see YouTube Videos, web site documentation, or in-app help for more information)
* "Usage View" mode analyzes storage space usage, enabling you to see total size of any folder
* Indexed Search

File Viewers / Editors (included standard)

* Text Editor with Undo/Redo history, Cut/Copy/Paste, Find, and Pinch-to-zoom
* Binary (Hex) Viewer
* Image Viewer
* Media Player, pop-up Audio Player
* Zip, Tar, GZip, Bzip2, and 7zip Archive Extractor / Creator (.zip, .tgz, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .7z)
* RAR Extractor (UnRAR)
* Shell Script Executor

Media Capabilities (FX Plus add-on required):

* Browse image and video collections
* Browse audio by artist, album, playlist, or all tracks
* Create and rearrange playlists with drag and drop (multiple files can be rearranged by selecting them)

Network / Cloud Capabilities (requires FX Plus add-on):

* Windows networking (SMB)
* FTP (including secure FTP-S and FTP-ES)
* SSH FTP (Secure Shell FTP; password and public key auth)
* WebDAV (see help for using WebDAV with OwnCloud)
* Cloud Storage: Google Drive (incl. Google Docs), Dropbox, SugarSync, Box (Box.net), and SkyDrive (SkyDrive requires Android 2.2 or later)
* Stream video and audio media files from SMB, FTP, SSH, Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, and SkyDrive to media player applications
* Browse local network for Windows (SMB) shares
* Find FTP and SSH FTP local network shares using multicast DNS (mDNS) service discovery (Bonjour/Zeroconf/Avahi)
* Encrypted keyring (used to avoid entering sensitive passwords in public while not allowing access in event of device theft)
* Download and convert Google Drive / Google Docs files into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenDocument, PDF, and other formats

Bluetooth Capabilities (FX Plus add-on required):

* Bluetooth FTP Client
* Discover / pair devices from within FX File Explorer

Additional FX Plus Features:

* AES-256, AES-128 Zip Encryption. Browse inside encrypted Zip files, viewing text documents, images, audio, and video without writing unencrypted data to SD card
* App Management
* Browse apps by permission

NOTES:

* Streaming video playback: Format support is based upon third-party playback software installed on your device. Android typically supports MP4 and 3GP. FX can play AVI, FLV, MKV, and WMV formats *IF* you install third-party players available from the Google Play Store.

* GDrive / GDocs: Cut/pasted documents will be converted to Microsoft Office formats by default. Use "Open With" to download them in the format of your choice.

Have a bug report or question? Please email [email protected]

Recent changes:
4.0 Release, Material Design Update. Android 5/Lollipop support including Media Card write-access via Storage Access Framework.
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About File Explorer
FX File Explorer version 4.0 is now available with a new Material Design UI!

FX File Explorer is a file manager with optional media, networking, cloud, and root capabilities. FX is designed to let you quickly and easily manage all content on your phone or tablet.

FX has no ads.

The free main module of FX File Explorer (this product) includes all file management features for working with files on your phone/tablet.

The "FX Plus" add-on adds media management, network (FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV) and cloud capabilities (Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box, SugarSync). The "Plus" add-on is a paid app (with a 7-day free trial).

The free "FX Root" add-on is for developers and knowledgeable enthusiasts who need to make changes as the root user.

General Features (included standard):

* Material Design.
* Productivity-oriented layout: The "Home Screen" shows bookmarks, storage, tools and (with FX+) media/network locations. You no longer have to wade through the garbage that apps store in the root folder of your SD card to get to the places you actually use.
* Dual pane mode and unlimited windows (quickly switch between different locations)
* Pinch-to-zoom in any "Explorer" window, zoom-in to see additional information about items
* Intuitive swipe-to-select gesture for managing multiple items (Slide finger horizontally across items to select/deselect them; see YouTube Videos, web site documentation, or in-app help for more information)
* "Usage View" mode analyzes storage space usage, enabling you to see total size of any folder
* Indexed Search

File Viewers / Editors (included standard)

* Text Editor with Undo/Redo history, Cut/Copy/Paste, Find, and Pinch-to-zoom
* Binary (Hex) Viewer
* Image Viewer
* Media Player, pop-up Audio Player
* Zip, Tar, GZip, Bzip2, and 7zip Archive Extractor / Creator (.zip, .tgz, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .7z)
* RAR Extractor (UnRAR)
* Shell Script Executor

Media Capabilities (FX Plus add-on required):

* Browse image and video collections
* Browse audio by artist, album, playlist, or all tracks
* Create and rearrange playlists with drag and drop (multiple files can be rearranged by selecting them)

Network / Cloud Capabilities (requires FX Plus add-on):

* Windows networking (SMB)
* FTP (including secure FTP-S and FTP-ES)
* SSH FTP (Secure Shell FTP; password and public key auth)
* WebDAV (see help for using WebDAV with OwnCloud)
* Cloud Storage: Google Drive (incl. Google Docs), Dropbox, SugarSync, Box (Box.net), and SkyDrive (SkyDrive requires Android 2.2 or later)
* Stream video and audio media files from SMB, FTP, SSH, Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, and SkyDrive to media player applications
* Browse local network for Windows (SMB) shares
* Find FTP and SSH FTP local network shares using multicast DNS (mDNS) service discovery (Bonjour/Zeroconf/Avahi)
* Encrypted keyring (used to avoid entering sensitive passwords in public while not allowing access in event of device theft)
* Download and convert Google Drive / Google Docs files into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenDocument, PDF, and other formats

Bluetooth Capabilities (FX Plus add-on required):

* Bluetooth FTP Client
* Discover / pair devices from within FX File Explorer

Additional FX Plus Features:

* AES-256, AES-128 Zip Encryption. Browse inside encrypted Zip files, viewing text documents, images, audio, and video without writing unencrypted data to SD card
* App Management
* Browse apps by permission

NOTES:

* Streaming video playback: Format support is based upon third-party playback software installed on your device. Android typically supports MP4 and 3GP. FX can play AVI, FLV, MKV, and WMV formats *IF* you install third-party players available from the Google Play Store.

* GDrive / GDocs: Cut/pasted documents will be converted to Microsoft Office formats by default. Use "Open With" to download them in the format of your choice.

Have a bug report or question? Please email [email protected]

Recent changes:
4.0 Release, Material Design Update. Android 5/Lollipop support including Media Card write-access via Storage Access Framework.

User reviews of File Explorer
Works great, looks good too.
Aug 13, 2012
Possibly the best file manager going round at the moment. Now with root access.
Jun 15, 2012
I will definitely buy this when it's out of beta! This is what an Android file manager should be like! It goes above and beyond!
Feb 25, 2012
Amazing app., can't wait for it to be out of beta, I'll pay for it !!!!
Nov 8, 2011
Love it please add an option to change the view size it is a little big for my taste at the moment. It looks really promising Astro sucks now.
Nov 8, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Wednesday 2:13 PM
App is great. But.... But After update root option is not working. If system option entered.. it says "the operation could not be completed". Please fix this issue
A Google User
Wednesday 1:09 PM
The best and most complete The best and most complete file browser available.
A Google User
Wednesday 12:19 PM
Material design? Really? Used to be my favorite file manager. One of the reasons was that the developers didn't blindly follow the ever changing (and often just ridiculous) Google's UI fashion. This update to the so called "material design" is very disappointing. Fortunately, it is still possible to switch back to the "classic" looks.
A Google User
Wednesday 12:13 PM
Beutiful design The best looking interface by far.
A Google User
Wednesday 10:26 AM
Best file explorer Works now on rooted Nexus 5/Lollipop